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CinEffect Podcast Episode 71

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A coach is like a podcaster. He’s always in your ear when you need him.

(Also: HAPPY NEW YEAR!)

To listen to this week’s episode, click here.

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and a traditional RSS feed, as well.

EPISODE TIMELINE

(0:00) Obvious Child by Paul Simon
(0:44) Intro (How God Blighted Chris)

GAMES
(6:51) Monument Valley
(20:53) The Last of Us: Left Behind
(35:26) Sunset Overdrive

MOVIES
(44:08) Obvious Child
(54:35) The Babadook
(1:10:17) Top Five
(1:21:05) Foxcatcher

(1:38:11) Telltale’s Minecraft Game (What?)
(1:42:59) Coming Soon to Theaters…
(1:47:26) Links/Outro

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CinEffect Podcast Episode 61

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Tokyo Tribe! Nevah evah DIE! Tokyo Tribe! Nevah evah! DIE! Tokyo Tribe! Nevah evah DIE! TOKYO TRIBE! NEVAH EVAH! DIE!

To listen to this week’s episode, click here.

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and a traditional RSS feed, as well.

EPISODE TIMELINE

(0:00) Battle Park Tokyo (Tokyo Tribe OST)
(0:32) Intro

GAMES
(1:31) Alien: Isolation Reactions
(17:14) Super Smash Bros. 3DS
(32:51) Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
(1:04:48) Random Talk

TV
(1:07:05) Morel Orel

MOVIES
(1:36:01) Chris’s Crazy Tokyo Tribe Q+A Adventure
(1:49:48) Tokyo Tribe
(2:00:46) Gone Girl

(2:34:44) Coming Soon to Theaters…
(2:45:48) Links/Outro
(2:47:32) Sugar Storm by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (Gone Girl OST)

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective: ‘The Wind Rises’

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It’s finally here! My Ghibli Retrospective on Movie Mezzanine has finally reached its conclusion, as I write about the finality and exhaustion that makes Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises a modern masterpiece. Click here for the full article.

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Movie Mezzanine’s Best Films of 2014 (So Far)

Over at Movie Mezzanine, we ranked the entire staff’s favorite films of the year so far for our Halftime Report. I got to write blurbs for two of my favorite films, Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical epic Noah and Alain Guiraudie’s gay romance/Hitchcock thriller Stranger by the Lake. Check out my blurbs as well as the blurbs of other great writers on the site by clicking here.

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LAFF Reviews: “They Came Together”, “Nightingale”, and “The Well”

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These are my final three reviews from the festival. There were others I’ve seen, obviously, but those are already being reviewed by other critics at the site. Nonetheless, you can read my reviews by clicking this link.

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LAFF Review: ‘Love is Strange’

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Alfred Molina and John Lithgow play an old, same-sex couple forced to deal with the complexities of life, marriage, and aging in Ira Sachs’s warm, lovely film, which showed at the LA Film Festival. Click here for my full review.

 

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LAFF Review: ‘Snowpiercer’

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My LA Film Festival coverage begins today, starting with my review of Bong Joon-ho’s highly anticipated and audacious sci-fi film Snowpiercer, which refuses to operate like any other blockbuster. In both good ways and bad. Click here for my full review.

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